Ernak is the nephew of the skandian sea-captain Arndak and is serving aboard his uncle's ship the Spraydancer. He is twelve years old.

The Spraydancer is set upon by Zavac and his pirates, Ernak is held hostage by one of the pirates so Arndak and his crew surrender.

Later, Arndak and Ernak are locked in the hold of the Spraydancer and the ship is sunk, killing them both.